Stuffed tomatoes with Italian sausage

Stuffed tomatoes with Italian sausage

INGREDIENTS

Serves 6

  • 6 medium sized tomatoes

  • 1/2 pound of ground beef

  • 1/2 pound of Italian sausage

  • 3 slices of Italian bread broken into small pieces

  • 1/2 cup of instant rice

  • 1 bunch of long green onion chopped

  • 1 small green bell pepper chopped

  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped

  • 1 Tbls of butter

  • 1 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/4 cup of freshly grated romano cheese

  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce

  • 10 fresh basil leafs chopped

  • 1/4 tsp of dried oregano

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

  • ¬†shredded mozzarella

    PREPARATION

  • Wash the tomatoes, cut the tops off and spoon out pulp. Reserve the pulp in a small bowl.

  • Remove sausage from the casing and fry with the ground beef until done.

  • Drain the sausage and beef mixture on a paper towel and wipe the pan clean.

  • Add butter and oil to the pan and saut√© the garlic, onions, tomato pulp, and green pepper for about 2 minutes.

  • Cook rice according to package directions.

  • Add cooked meat, oregano, basil, salt and pepper for 2 minutes.

  • Add cooked rice and stir in tomato sauce, bread and romano cheese.

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Cool the mixture a little then stuff the tomatoes.

  • Place tomatoes in a casserole dish and top with mozzarella cheese.

  • Cover and bake for 20 minutes.